Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on
New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in
one year and out the other.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Every man should be born again on the first day
of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the
buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances;
but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more,
with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that
were and are past.
No one ever regarded the First of January with
indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count
upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's
twice as onerous a duty.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson,
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its
own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
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